LOVE the site, and reading it for the past year and a half or so has made me an even bigger fan of the Heisman. Your “This Week in Heisman History” for December 1st prompted me to send you these shots. I visit family in Chicago every Thanksgiving, and they live on the University of Chicago campus. Last year I ventured over to the athletics center to check out the original Heisman. Behold Jay Berwanger’s Downtown Athletic Club trophy. Interesting to note the perfect rectangular base, rather than the trapezoidal shape it has now.
Great stuff, Brian, thanks! — HP
Here is the main reason why Touchdown Toby Gerhart should win the Heisman Award in my opinion as a former football coach of 17 years.
Unlike the other great players who are surrounded by elite talent, Toby Gerhart carried the Stanford team of average talent on his back, and against one of the strongest conference schedules in the nation, he put up big numbers.
Since the Heisman award is supposed to go to the best player, and not the best team, then Toby Gerhart must be the favorite to win simply because “he has done the most with the least help surrounding him!”
Therefore, based on individual achievement, Toby Gerhart should be the Heisman favorite.
That’s my two cents, and I’m sticking to it.
Coach Kevin Campbell
Coach, that’s definitely a factor that all voters should take into account when figuring out who to vote for. It’s one reason I am leaning toward putting Gerhart on top of my final ballot.